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UHCL spring commencement to take place at NRG Arena


Over 1,265 University of Houston-Clear Lake spring 2023 graduates will earn their degrees and be recognized during a commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 13, at 10 a.m. for the Colleges of Education and Business, and 2 p.m. for the Colleges of Science and Engineering and Human Sciences and Humanities at NRG Arena, 1 NRG Parkway, Houston.

Of the 1,265 graduates, 759 will receive their undergraduate degree, and 506 will be recognized for receiving graduate degrees.

The Colleges of Education and Business will confer degrees to 223 and 328 graduates, respectively, including 15 COE graduates who will be receiving doctorates. The College of Science and Engineering will confer 367 degrees, and the College of Human Sciences and Humanities will confer 347, including one doctoral candidate.

Stephanie Martinez, who is receiving her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Core Subjects Early Childhood-6 with Bilingual Supplemental from the College of Education, will deliver the commencement address for the earlier ceremony. During her time at UH-Clear Lake, she served as vice president and president of the Bilingual Education Student Organization and hopes to become a second-grade teacher in an area school district this fall.

The commencement speaker for the second ceremony is Marian Lai, who is receiving her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences from the College of Science and Engineering. Lai joined the Hawk Leadership Institute upon entering UHCL, ultimately becoming a peer mentor. She credits her experience in HLI with helping cultivate her leadership skills, and plans to attend nursing school in the fall. 

There is no limit to the number guests that can attend for each graduate. Tickets are not required to attend.

This spring's candidates will join over 78,000 others who have graduated from the university. UHCL began as an upper-level university in 1974, admitting juniors, seniors and graduate students. The university expanded to admit underclassmen in 2014.

For more information about UHCL's spring 2023 commencement, go online.